ASEAN Healthcare Services

ASEAN MRA ON DENTAL PRACTITIONERS


BRUNEI DARUSALAM
CAMBODIA
INDONESIA
LAO PDR
MALAYSIA
MYANMAR
PHILIPPINES
SINGAPORE
THAILAND
VIETNAM

Name of PMRA : Singapore Dental Council
Address : 16 College Road
#01-01 College of Medicine Building
Singapore 169854
Phone Number : (+65) 6355 2400 / 6355 2401
Facsimile : (+65) 6253 3185
e-mail : enquiries@dentalcouncil.gov.sg

General Information

Dentist under Temporary Registration is only allowed to practise for a short period of time.
Criteria for Temporary Registration
(i) who is in Singapore for the purpose of teaching, research or postgraduate study in dentistry under such training scheme as may be approved by the Council for that purpose;
(ii) who possesses dental knowledge, experience and skill which the Council considers to be of international standing or are such as to have special value to the people of Singapore; or
(iii) who is not otherwise entitled to be registered as a dentist under this Act but who, in the opinion of the Council, possesses other qualifications which are adequate for the purposes of registration under this Act.

Document Required

Please note that documents must be translated into English if the original is in a Foreign language.

  1. Copy of the Basic Dental Qualification.

  2. Copy of letter from issuing authorities on all undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications (if certificate of dental qualifications are not available at time of application).

  3. Copy of Certificate of Registration or current practising licence from the Dental Council / Licensing Authority in the last country of practice.

  4. Copy of letter of offer or employment from prospective employer in Singapore.

  5. Copy of Certificate of Good Standing from the licensing authority in the last country of practice (with validity period of 6 months or less). *Council requires original Certificate of Good Standing to be sent directly from the Dental Council / Licensing Authority to SDC.

  6. Copy of two letters of character reference from two referees who should be members of the teaching staff of Faculty of Dentistry in the University, College or institution where the applicant has received his training in dentistry or any two references from medical / dental professionals.

  7. Copy of certificate or letter of fitness to practice dentistry from a local Medical Practitioner.

  8. Copy of certificate or letter to include information on current Hepatitis B* Immunisation status. (*not applicable for locally trained applicants)
    Note: Hep B carriers will not be allowed to register in Singapore.

  9. One passport-size photograph (size of photograph is 400 x 514 pixels).

  10. Copy of identity card / passport.

  11. Original letter of undertaking from sponsor/employer stating purpose of application and period of registration required.

  12. Foreign applications are required to submit a copy of their State/Regional Board Certificate as part of registration requirements. Applicant must pass the relevant State/Regional Board licensing examination in the country which they attained their basic dental degree.

Processing Time

Processing time for application is at least 2 weeks starting from date when:
- all necessary documents are received and duly verified with relevant authorities
- payment for above-mentioned fees are received

Application Fee

Fees for the online application are as follow:
- $300 (non-refundable) for Full/Conditional Registration
- $100 (non-refundable) for Temporary Registration

The fee may be paid through online e-payment.

Procedure

Guidelines on work for dentists under Temporary Registration
Research work* 70% research and 30% others
Teaching work** 60% teaching and 40% others

*application must include summary of research projects proposed or currently undertaken which are approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Ethics Review Board.
**refers to teaching of undergraduates or post-graduate dental students and must be registered as a full or part-time teaching faculty with the Faculty of Dentistry, NUS.
Registration shall be for a period not exceeding 3 years which may be renewed, at the discretion of the Council, for such further period as the Council thinks fit.

The online registration will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Please click here to start with the online registration.

Before commencing on the online registration, please ensure that you have ready the soft copies of the supporting documents, as required by the respective type of registrations.

Please submit the application along with the necessary supporting documents. Kindly note that documents must be in JPEG (.jpeg) or PDF (.pdf) format and should be smaller than 1MB.

For overseas qualification, SDC's secretariat will conduct source verification on qualification with awarding body before it is forwarded to Committee for its assessment.

To assist in verification, you are required to download Authorisation for Release of Information Forms A and B from the SDC's website. Kindly upload forms A and B in your online application. You can download the forms here.

General Information

Dentist under Temporary Registration is only allowed to practise for a short period of time.
Criteria for Temporary Registration
(i) who is in Singapore for the purpose of teaching, research or postgraduate study in dentistry under such training scheme as may be approved by the Council for that purpose;
(ii) who possesses dental knowledge, experience and skill which the Council considers to be of international standing or are such as to have special value to the people of Singapore; or
(iii) who is not otherwise entitled to be registered as a dentist under this Act but who, in the opinion of the Council, possesses other qualifications which are adequate for the purposes of registration under this Act.

Document Required

Please note that documents must be translated into English if the original is in a Foreign language.

  1. Copy of the Basic Dental Qualification.

  2. Copy of Certificate of Registration or current practising licence from the Dental Council / Licensing Authority in the last country of practice.

  3. Copy of letter of offer or employment from prospective employer in Singapore.

  4. Copy of Certificate of Good Standing from the licensing authority in the last country of practice (with validity period of 6 months or less). *Council requires original Certificate of Good Standing to be sent directly from the Dental Council / Licensing Authority to SDC.

  5. Copy of Curriculum vitae (including postgraduate experience and testimonials on postgraduate experience or names and addresses of referees).

  6. Copy of two letters of character reference from two referees who should be members of the teaching staff of Faculty of Dentistry in the University, College or institution where the applicant has received his training in dentistry or any two references from medical / dental professionals.

  7. Copy of certificate or letter of fitness to practice dentistry from a local Medical Practitioner.

  8. Copy of certificate or letter to include information on current Hepatitis B* Immunisation status. (*not applicable for locally trained applicants)
    Note: Hep B carriers will not be allowed to register in Singapore.

  9. One passport-size photograph (size of photograph is 400 x 514 pixels).

  10. Copy of identity card / passport.

  11. Original letter of undertaking from sponsor/employer stating purpose of application and period of registration required.

  12. Foreign applications are required to submit a copy of their State/Regional Board Certificate as part of registration requirements. Applicant must pass the relevant State/Regional Board licensing examination in the country which they attained their basic dental degree.

Processing Time

Processing time for application is at least 2 weeks starting from date when:
- all necessary documents are received and duly verified with relevant authorities
- payment for above-mentioned fees are received

Application Fee

Fees for the online application are as follow:
- $300 (non-refundable) for Full/Conditional Registration
- $100 (non-refundable) for Temporary Registration

The fee may be paid through online e-payment.

Procedure

Guidelines on work for dentists under Temporary Registration
Research work* 70% research and 30% others
Teaching work** 60% teaching and 40% others

*application must include summary of research projects proposed or currently undertaken which are approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Ethics Review Board.
**refers to teaching of undergraduates or post-graduate dental students and must be registered as a full or part-time teaching faculty with the Faculty of Dentistry, NUS.
Registration shall be for a period not exceeding 3 years which may be renewed, at the discretion of the Council, for such further period as the Council thinks fit.

The online registration will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Please click here to start with the online registration.

Before commencing on the online registration, please ensure that you have ready the soft copies of the supporting documents, as required by the respective type of registrations.

Please submit the application along with the necessary supporting documents. Kindly note that documents must be in JPEG (.jpeg) or PDF (.pdf) format and should be smaller than 1MB.

For overseas qualification, SDC's secretariat will conduct source verification on qualification with awarding body before it is forwarded to Committee for its assessment.

To assist in verification, you are required to download Authorisation for Release of Information Forms A and B from the SDC's website. Kindly upload forms A and B in your online application. You can download the forms here.

General Information

Dentist under Temporary Registration is only allowed to practise for a short period of time.
Criteria for Temporary Registration
(i) who is in Singapore for the purpose of teaching, research or postgraduate study in dentistry under such training scheme as may be approved by the Council for that purpose;
(ii) who possesses dental knowledge, experience and skill which the Council considers to be of international standing or are such as to have special value to the people of Singapore; or
(iii) who is not otherwise entitled to be registered as a dentist under this Act but who, in the opinion of the Council, possesses other qualifications which are adequate for the purposes of registration under this Act.

Document Required

Please note that documents must be translated into English if the original is in a Foreign language.

  1. Copy of the Basic Dental Qualification.

  2. Copy of letter from issuing authorities on all undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications (if certificate of dental qualifications are not available at time of application).

  3. Copy of Certificate of Registration or current practising licence from the Dental Council / Licensing Authority in the last country of practice.

  4. Copy of letter of offer or employment from prospective employer in Singapore.

  5. Copy of Certificate of Good Standing from the licensing authority in the last country of practice (with validity period of 6 months or less). *Council requires original Certificate of Good Standing to be sent directly from the Dental Council / Licensing Authority to SDC.

  6. Copy of two letters of character reference from two referees who should be members of the teaching staff of Faculty of Dentistry in the University, College or institution where the applicant has received his training in dentistry or any two references from medical / dental professionals.

  7. Copy of certificate or letter of fitness to practice dentistry from a local Medical Practitioner.

  8. Copy of certificate or letter to include information on current Hepatitis B* Immunisation status. (*not applicable for locally trained applicants)
    Note: Hep B carriers will not be allowed to register in Singapore.

  9. One passport-size photograph (size of photograph is 400 x 514 pixels).

  10. Copy of identity card / passport.

  11. Original letter of undertaking from sponsor/employer stating purpose of application and period of registration required.

  12. Foreign applications are required to submit a copy of their State/Regional Board Certificate as part of registration requirements. Applicant must pass the relevant State/Regional Board licensing examination in the country which they attained their basic dental degree.

Processing Time

Processing time for application is at least 2 weeks starting from date when:
- all necessary documents are received and duly verified with relevant authorities
- payment for above-mentioned fees are received

Application Fee

Fees for the online application are as follow:
- $300 (non-refundable) for Full/Conditional Registration
- $100 (non-refundable) for Temporary Registration

The fee may be paid through online e-payment.

Procedure

Guidelines on work for dentists under Temporary Registration
Research work* 70% research and 30% others
Teaching work** 60% teaching and 40% others

*application must include summary of research projects proposed or currently undertaken which are approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Ethics Review Board.
**refers to teaching of undergraduates or post-graduate dental students and must be registered as a full or part-time teaching faculty with the Faculty of Dentistry, NUS.
Registration shall be for a period not exceeding 3 years which may be renewed, at the discretion of the Council, for such further period as the Council thinks fit.

The online registration will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Please click here to start with the online registration.

Before commencing on the online registration, please ensure that you have ready the soft copies of the supporting documents, as required by the respective type of registrations.

Please submit the application along with the necessary supporting documents. Kindly note that documents must be in JPEG (.jpeg) or PDF (.pdf) format and should be smaller than 1MB.

For overseas qualification, SDC's secretariat will conduct source verification on qualification with awarding body before it is forwarded to Committee for its assessment.

To assist in verification, you are required to download Authorisation for Release of Information Forms A and B from the SDC's website. Kindly upload forms A and B in your online application. You can download the forms here.

General Information

Dentist under Temporary Registration is only allowed to practise for a short period of time.
Criteria for Temporary Registration
(i) who is in Singapore for the purpose of teaching, research or postgraduate study in dentistry under such training scheme as may be approved by the Council for that purpose;
(ii) who possesses dental knowledge, experience and skill which the Council considers to be of international standing or are such as to have special value to the people of Singapore; or
(iii) who is not otherwise entitled to be registered as a dentist under this Act but who, in the opinion of the Council, possesses other qualifications which are adequate for the purposes of registration under this Act.

Document Required

Please note that documents must be translated into English if the original is in a Foreign language.

  1. Copy of the Basic Dental Qualification.

  2. Copy of letter from issuing authorities on all undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications (if certificate of dental qualifications are not available at time of application).

  3. Copy of Certificate of Registration or current practising licence from the Dental Council / Licensing Authority in the last country of practice.

  4. Copy of letter of offer or employment from prospective employer in Singapore.

  5. Copy of Certificate of Good Standing from the licensing authority in the last country of practice (with validity period of 6 months or less). *Council requires original Certificate of Good Standing to be sent directly from the Dental Council / Licensing Authority to SDC.

  6. Copy of two letters of character reference from two referees who should be members of the teaching staff of Faculty of Dentistry in the University, College or institution where the applicant has received his training in dentistry or any two references from medical / dental professionals.

  7. Copy of certificate or letter of fitness to practice dentistry from a local Medical Practitioner.

  8. Copy of certificate or letter to include information on current Hepatitis B* Immunisation status. (*not applicable for locally trained applicants)
    Note: Hep B carriers will not be allowed to register in Singapore.

  9. One passport-size photograph (size of photograph is 400 x 514 pixels).

  10. Copy of identity card / passport.

  11. Original letter of undertaking from sponsor/employer stating purpose of application and period of registration required.

  12. Foreign applications are required to submit a copy of their State/Regional Board Certificate as part of registration requirements. Applicant must pass the relevant State/Regional Board licensing examination in the country which they attained their basic dental degree.

Processing Time

Processing time for application is at least 2 weeks starting from date when:
- all necessary documents are received and duly verified with relevant authorities
- payment for above-mentioned fees are received

Application Fee

Fees for the online application are as follow:
- $300 (non-refundable) for Full/Conditional Registration
- $100 (non-refundable) for Temporary Registration

The fee may be paid through online e-payment.

Procedure

Guidelines on work for dentists under Temporary Registration
Research work* 70% research and 30% others
Teaching work** 60% teaching and 40% others

*application must include summary of research projects proposed or currently undertaken which are approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Ethics Review Board.
**refers to teaching of undergraduates or post-graduate dental students and must be registered as a full or part-time teaching faculty with the Faculty of Dentistry, NUS.
Registration shall be for a period not exceeding 3 years which may be renewed, at the discretion of the Council, for such further period as the Council thinks fit.

The online registration will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Please click here to start with the online registration.

Before commencing on the online registration, please ensure that you have ready the soft copies of the supporting documents, as required by the respective type of registrations.

Please submit the application along with the necessary supporting documents. Kindly note that documents must be in JPEG (.jpeg) or PDF (.pdf) format and should be smaller than 1MB.

For overseas qualification, SDC's secretariat will conduct source verification on qualification with awarding body before it is forwarded to Committee for its assessment.

To assist in verification, you are required to download Authorisation for Release of Information Forms A and B from the SDC's website. Kindly upload forms A and B in your online application. You can download the forms here.

General Information

Dentist under Temporary Registration is only allowed to practise for a short period of time.
Criteria for Temporary Registration
(i) who is in Singapore for the purpose of teaching, research or postgraduate study in dentistry under such training scheme as may be approved by the Council for that purpose;
(ii) who possesses dental knowledge, experience and skill which the Council considers to be of international standing or are such as to have special value to the people of Singapore; or
(iii) who is not otherwise entitled to be registered as a dentist under this Act but who, in the opinion of the Council, possesses other qualifications which are adequate for the purposes of registration under this Act.

Document Required

For list of documents required, you may contact SDC at enquiries@dentalcouncil.gov.sg for more information.

Processing Time

Processing time for application is at least 2 weeks starting from date when:
- all necessary documents are received and duly verified with relevant authorities
- payment for above-mentioned fees are received

Application Fee

You may refer to www.sdc.gov.sg, or email to enquiries@dentalcouncil.gov.sg for more information.

Procedure

You may refer to www.sdc.gov.sg, or email to enquiries@dentalcouncil.gov.sg for more information.
To register as a Dentist, applicants must fulfill the following criteria:

FULL REGISTRATION

  • Holds a basic dental degree from Singapore; or

  • Holds such qualifications as may be recognised by the Council and satisfies the Council that he has special knowledge and skill and sufficient experience in any particular branch of dentistry.


OR

CONDITIONAL REGISTRATION (Must satisfy either Category A or Category B)

Category A

  • Holds a basic dental degree from a university specified in the Schedule or any other degree which is, in the opinion of the Council, not lower in standing than a degree specified in the Schedule;

  • Graduates from recognised dental schools listed in the Schedule must pass the relevant State/Regional Board licensing examination in the country which they attained their basic dental degree. For any country that imposes such licensing conditions on its own dental graduates, the corresponding conditions will also be required for registration to practise in Singapore;

  • Has been selected for employment in Singapore as a dentist in any hospital or other institution or dental practice approved by the Council; and

  • Satisfies the Council that he has the knowledge and skill and has acquired the experience which is necessary for practise as a dentist.

Category B
  • Has sat and passed Qualifying Examination (please refer to eligibility for application to sit for Qualifying Examination).


Please refer to our website for more information.
To register as a Dentist, click here.
To register as an Oral Health Therapist, click here.
Documents required for Full Registration:

Please note that documents must be translated into English if the original is in a Foreign language.

  1. Copy of the Basic Dental Qualification.

  2. Copy of letter from issuing authorities on all undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications (if certificate of dental qualifications are not available at time of application).

  3. Copy of letter of offer or employment from prospective employer in Singapore.

  4. Copy of certificate or letter of fitness to practice dentistry from a local Medical Practitioner.

  5. Copy of certificate or letter to include information on current Hepatitis B* Immunisation status. (*not applicable for locally trained applicants)
    Note: Hep B carriers will not be allowed to register in Singapore.

  6. One passport-size photograph (size of photograph is 400 x 514 pixels).

  7. Copy of identity card / passport.

  8. Foreign applications are required to submit a copy of their State/Regional Board Certificate as part of registration requirements. Applicant must pass the relevant State/Regional Board licensing examination in the country which they attained their basic dental degree.


Documents required for Conditional
 Registration:

Please note that documents must be translated into English if the original is in a Foreign language.

  1. Copy of the Basic Dental Qualification.

  2. Copy of letter from issuing authorities on all undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications (if certificate of dental qualifications are not available at time of application).

  3. Copy of Certificate of Registration or current practising licence from the Dental Council / Licensing Authority in the last country of practice.

  4. Copy of letter of offer or employment from prospective employer in Singapore.

  5. Copy of Certificate of Good Standing from the licensing authority in the last country of practice (with validity period of 6 months or less). *Council requires original Certificate of Good Standing to be sent directly from the Dental Council / Licensing Authority to SDC.

  6. Copy of Curriculum vitae (including postgraduate experience and testimonials on postgraduate experience or names and addresses of referees).

  7. Copy of two letters of character reference from two referees who should be members of the teaching staff of Faculty of Dentistry in the University, College or institution where the applicant has received his training in dentistry or any two references from medical / dental professionals.

  8. Copy of certificate or letter of fitness to practice dentistry from a local Medical Practitioner.

  9. Copy of certificate or letter to include information on current Hepatitis B* Immunisation status. (*not applicable for locally trained applicants)
    Note: Hep B carriers will not be allowed to register in Singapore.

  10. One passport-size photograph (size of photograph is 400 x 514 pixels).

  11. Copy of identity card / passport.

  12. Foreign applications are required to submit a copy of their State/Regional Board Certificate as part of registration requirements. Applicant must pass the relevant State/Regional Board licensing examination in the country which they attained their basic dental degree.
The online registration will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Please click here to start with the online registration.

Before commencing on the online registration, please ensure that you have ready the soft copies of the supporting documents, as required by the respective type of registrations.

Please submit the application along with the necessary supporting documents. Kindly note that documents must be in JPEG (.jpeg) or PDF (.pdf) format and should be smaller than 1MB.

For overseas qualification, SDC's secretariat will conduct source verification on qualification with awarding body before it is forwarded to Committee for its assessment.

To assist in verification, you are required to download Authorisation for Release of Information Forms A and B from the SDC's website. Kindly upload forms A and B in your online application. You can download the forms here.

Processing time for application is at least 2 weeks starting from date when:
- all necessary documents are received and duly verified with relevant authorities
- payment for above-mentioned fees are received



Formal Registration for approved applicants - all approved applicants are required to come for formal registration at:

Singapore Dental Council
81 Kim Keat Road
#09-00 NKF Centre
Singapore 328836

Please make an appointment via email (enquiries@dentalcouncil.gov.sg) before you come over. You are required to bring along the originals for all copies of the documents which you have submitted online, for verification by SDC's secretariat.



Fees for the online application are as follow:
- $300 (non-refundable) for Full/Conditional Registration
- $100 (non-refundable) for Temporary Registration

The fee may be paid through online e-payment.

Contact Us :

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Telephone : (+62 21) 520 1590 ext 84714, 84715
 (+62 21) 724 5517 ext 6003
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